Ben received his degree from University of Western Sydney and worked in his own private practice in Beverley Hills and then the Running Clinic in North Sydney. Ben moved to Canberra in 1990 and joined Andrea Cleland at Footcare Associates.
A background in distance running and a skiing enthusiast, Ben Balthazaar has a special interest in the field of sports podiatry, paediatrics, biomechanics and has forged strong relationships in Canberra with the AIS, medical and allied health professionals, shoe manufacturers and retailers.
Ben is involved with various learning institutions, providing clinical placements for podiatry students and lecturing to interest groups. He is highly regarded by his peers and many health professionals not only in Canberra but throughout Australia. Ben often has interstate patients visit him when they travel to the Canberra area and also has international patients who continue to return when their travels permit.
Ben chose podiatry because of the rapidly developing nature of the profession and the personal satisfaction derived from relieving a patients’ pain and improving their quality of life.
Outside the office, Ben is a keen rower who has participated in the Head of the Tweed and Head of the Yarra Races and can often be seen rowing at 5.30am on Lake Burley Griffin. Ben is also an avid skier enjoying the slopes in Thredbo and Japan.
Ben has been a podiatrist for with the Footcare Team for 27 years, and in this time has enjoyed seeing his patients grow and have families of their own, many of whom now also come to see him, or other members of the Footcare Team.
Ben works specifically in the area of biomechanics, paediatric biomechanics, orthoses, sports shoe evaluation, and sports podiatry and is more than happy to assist new and continuing clients.